Rescue the Climate - UNFCCC negotiations in Cancun, Mexico

28 November 2010 - Cancun, Mexico. Greenpeace balloon carries messages "Rescue the Climate" and "Stop Global Warming" over the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, as delegates prepare to meet for UN Climate Negotiations in nearby Cancun. This year's climate summit presents governments with a choice. They can decide between a safe future or continue with business as usual and allow climate change to continue to threaten many aspects of life as we know it.

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Rescue the Climate - UNFCCC negotiations in Cancun, Mexico

UN Climate Conference, November 29 - 10 December 2010 - Cancun, Mexico

At this year's climate summit governments have a choice. They can decide between a safe future or continue with business as usual and allow climate change to continue to threaten many aspects of life as we know it. After the failure in Copenhagen last year, we know the chances of getting out of Cancun with a global deal that encompasses everything we need are very small. What countries can do here in Cancun is decide on some critical issues that will pave the way for an Energy [R]evolution.

Right now, a clean and safe future is a choice we can still make. An international climate change agreement would catalyze and help pay for a world with clean, secure and independent means of energy guaranteed for generations to come. It could keep forests standing and forest peoples thriving, as well as protecting many species and helping to stop catastrophic climate change.

It would also mean that governments are saying no to coal, going beyond oil and supporting an Energy [R]evolution.

If they can do these things in Cancun, we can start to believe that governments have woken up to the stark choice facing the planet and are stepping out on the right path. Cancun must be where it starts.

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From typhoon hit Philippines, a call for climate justice

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 11 December, 2014

Smashed houses, fallen trees and streets littered with debris greeted us when Greenpeace arrived in Dolores, Eastern Samar, on Tuesday after Typhoon Hagupit made a direct hit on the seaside town. Much of the region's crops had been...

Greenpeace makes solidarity visit to Dolores, Samar, ground zero of Typhoon Hagupit

Press release | 9 December, 2014 at 15:33

Dolores, Eastern Samar, Philippines, 9 December 2014 – Greenpeace has today made a visit of solidarity to Dolores in Eastern Samar where Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the Philippines before weaving a destructive path across the country and...

Greenpeace presents message beside the historic Nazca lines calling for a renewable...

Press release | 8 December, 2014 at 16:39

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Nature does not negotiate: climate catastrophe is with us now!

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 7 December, 2014 25 comments

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area...

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines

Press release | 6 December, 2014 at 15:12

Manila, Philippines, 6 December 2014 – Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar in the Philippines at around 9:15pm local time on Saturday, the official Philippine meteorological bureau PAGASA said.

#Cofrentes17: why Spain's Constitution Day is important to us all

Blog entry by Andrew Kerr | 6 December, 2014 1 comment

Right now, 16 Greenpeace activists and an independent photojournalist are standing trial in Valencia for a peaceful protest they staged against the risks posed by the 30-year old Cofrentes nuclear power plant, near Valencia. They...

Vote! #RenameHagupit

Blog entry by Stephanie Brancaforte | 5 December, 2014 5 comments

Typhoon Hagupit is barreling toward the Philippines, a year almost to the day since supertyphoon Haiyan killed thousands and devastated an entire city. While we can't directly attribute any one superstorm to climate change, we do know...

The power of the energy transition is spreading fast

Blog entry by Matjaž Dovečar | 5 December, 2014

Greenpeace brought mayors from all over Europe to Bavaria to show them the best practices of German energy transition. First impressions: the 'Energiewende' is contagious! We travelled with eight  mayors from Hungary, Turkey,...

#Cofrentes17: Renewable bravery!

Blog entry by Mauro Fernández | 3 December, 2014

There are moments to talk and moments to act. Almost four years ago, sixteen Greenpeace activists agreed that the huge risk posed by the Cofrentes nuclear station near Valencia, Spain, required concrete and public action. On 15...

Coal mining causing widespread contamination of Indonesian province's freshwater

Press release | 3 December, 2014 at 14:30

Jakarta, 3 December 2014 - Almost half of all water bodies in the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan are at risk of being contaminated by coal mining waste says a report released today by Greenpeace.

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